Local History Photos January 13, 2023

Hi everyone, here are the Local History Photos of the Week!

Local History photos are published on Fridays; and the next local history photo posting will be up on Friday,

Helpful Photo Viewing Tips are found at the end of the posting for anyone who would like a few tips on how best to view the photos*

Local History Photo 1: Postcard Third Street Looking East from Cedar (1911)

Our first photo for this week shows an old postcard offering a view of an unpaved section of Third Street in Corning, looking towards Pine Street from Cedar in 1911. The house later owed by the late former Congressman Amory Houghton is seen at right.

Local History Photo 2: Market Street, Corning N.Y. (1911)

Our second photo of the week was also taken in 1911, and also is of a postcard. This postcard shows Market Street in Corning, looking westward towards the area that houses Wegmans today.

Local History Photo 3: Erie Railroad Station, Painted Post, N.Y. (1916)

Our third photo for this week, also of a postcard, shows the old Erie Railroad Station in Painted Post, N.Y. in 1916.

Old Newspaper Article of the Week

Keuka Lake Ice! From The Corning Daily Democrat, January 14, 1889

Our “article” for this week is actually an ad. I think it is super cool though as it is advertising blocked ice. The sort of ice people would use in an old fashioned ice box, before plug in refrigerators became available. I never before thought of where they would get the ice from – and Keuka Lake is one place!

For a look at other local and regional news of the day, here is

Corning Daily Democrat, January 14, 1889, Page Two (in its entirety)

And for a glance at national and international news of the day:

The Front Page of the Corning Daily Democrat, January 14, 1889

Have a great weekend everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

Local History Online Library Resources:

Heritage Quest: Heritage Quest is the library’s online genealogy service, and it includes access to census records and other research sources; it can be accessed by going to the Online Resources page, on the library’s website, and scrolling down until you see the link for Heritage Quest:


Once you’ve clicked on the Heritage Quest link, you’ll be prompted to login with your card number and PIN. If you have questions about how to use Heritage Quest, please feel free to let me know – my email address is reimerl@stls.org

Enjoy the photos and be well everyone,

Linda Reimer, SSCL

*To Create A Larger View (make the photos appear bigger on your screen):

You can click on each photo for a larger view. And then click the back arrow on your web browser to go back to the previous screen.

Alternatively, you can press and hold down the CTRL key, on your keyboard, while tapping the + key on your keyboard to make the photos appear larger on your screen.

To Create A Smaller View (make the photos appear smaller on your screen – after you’ve made them appear larger):

 Press and hold the CTRL key on your keyboard and tap the – sign to make the photos appear smaller again.

And If You Use A Mouse – CTRL & Scroll:

If you use a mouse you can do what is called “control and scroll”, to make photos appear larger and then smaller on your screen. To do this –>press and hold down the CTRL key on your keyboard and push the scroll wheel on your mouse away from you for a larger view. To reverse the larger view hold down the same CTRL key on your keyboard and pull the scroll wheel on your mouse towards you.

Library Local History/Creation Station Resources:
At the library you can scan your photos and slides to create digital family albums and slideshows; and even use one of the Circut machines, and other Creation Station equipment, to help you create a special paper family history album.

Also of note, we have the local paper, at times called the Corning Leader, Corning Journal or Corning Daily Journal, on microfilm from 1840 to the present — so you can visit the library and research local history and your family tree if you wish!

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